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I Have Become a Recluse

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    Reclusive Rosie

    When I was a child, I was never allowed to go anywhere by my strict parents. Come straight home from school. Don't bring friends over, and don't ask to go to their place either. Don't talk about your problems to anyone. No freedom. Lots of verbal and emotional abuse kept me in my...
    RosieH67 RosieH67 41-45, F Aug 14, 2012

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    I've never liked people much,

    and since my health problems keep me housebound, I don't bother to have relationships anymore. I kind of really love it. In the film Thin Red Line Sean Penn says, "I only feel lonely when I'm around people," and I couldn't agree more.
    stphnmclrn46 stphnmclrn46 22-25 1 Response Jan 10, 2014

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    Thanks, Mom!

    My mother has always been a loner. She has a few friends, but hardly any family members. Her mom and brother died when she was young, leaving her with just a dad. My grandfather became a long-haul truck driver when I was about four years old. Ever since then, it's been us kids...
    urbrandofheroin urbrandofheroin 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 15, 2011

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    The Disappearances Of Dearestlola

    I call this "being under my rock."  Maybe once or twice a year, I go through these very intense episodes of reclusiveness, and it will last for weeks, sometimes months. I go to great lengths to cut myself off from society and to hide from the social circles I'm normally...
    DearestLola DearestLola 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 24, 2010

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    It's True!

    After my last relationship, I started speaking with my old friends again.  I have found that we either have not much in common (other than a history); and some are really busy with their family work, etc.  I have made a few friends here and there, but rarely speak or...
    Yohanna Yohanna 36-40, F 3 Responses Jul 31, 2009

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    Fading Away From The World

    I just found this site and felt the need to tell my story.   I am about to turn 32 and find myself becoming more and more reclusive.   I have a group of friends I was once pretty close with that I have not hung out with in years.  Every so often I will get a text from them...
    Loner7 Loner7 31-35 3 Responses Jun 10, 2012

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    I am 16 years old and not enrolled in school.

    I have spent the past 2 years of my life sleeping, laying around, eating, doing ridiculous things with food and medicine and household products, ************ at least 6 times a week, pretending to harm myself, harming animals, playing a lot of video games, wandering around...
    MalkiTzedek MalkiTzedek 16-17, M Dec 15, 2013

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    Why

    It has been a particularly difficult week for me. For some unknown reason my mood had worsened, I am having extremely negative thoughts, I have nobody to tell...and lets be honest who would really care to listen to such a misery. I seem to be carrying some kind of internally...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 30, 2010

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    Recluse In My Old Age

    I've always been a loner. As a child, I had few friends and preferred playing by myself coloring or playing with my dolls. I'm the youngest with 2 older brothers. My mother is still alive at 93 and has always been verbally abusive and just generally mean. My father was the...
    luvmybostons luvmybostons 61-65, F Oct 12, 2013

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    I have been a recluse

    for 12 years I work at home and when I do groceries shopping I do it on line and I have no interaction with people and I am fine with this life style I have tried to go out in public but just to find out how many really stupid people are out there. I just don't have the...
    Seaneryan42 Seaneryan42 41-45, M Jan 20, 2014

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    Destined For Reclusive-Ness Ricky

    As a child I was always a loner and shy, my sisters and brothers didn't seem to want much to do with me so I happily played alone and did my own thing, being shy in School was a nightmare! I could barely speak in class and it was all to clear the kids looked at me as an outsider...
    rickylee93221 rickylee93221 46-50 1 Response May 4, 2013

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    Tired of the Old Hr

    I realize it seems hypocrital to write a story about being lonely and then writing about being a recluse but part of my loneliness stems from being tired of people. Tired of the shallowness, the bitterness, the rage, the frustration, the pettiness, the jealous and all the 101...
    deleted deleted 26-30 10 Responses Jul 23, 2009

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    All Too Often

    In the last several years, I find myself just staying at home alone in my room.  I sometimes wonder why I do it.  Part of me is afraid to have to face the reality that I have lost control of my life again.  Another part is that I just don't want to have others see...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 11, 2008

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    Reclusive Rosie

    When I was a child, I was never allowed to go anywhere by my strict parents. Come straight home from school. Don't bring friends over, and don't ask to go to their place either. Don't talk about your problems to anyone. No freedom. Lots of verbal and emotional abuse kept me in my...
    RosieH67 RosieH67 41-45, F Aug 14, 2012

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    Reclusive Me...

    It seems odd to be sitting here writing about becoming reclusive. I cannot believe it is me or that my life turned out this way. I hold a regular job where I have to interract with people on a daily basis and am happy to do so, but when I come home, I feel fiercely...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 23, 2010

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    A Recluse

    I don't know when or how it started and I don't want to be this way, I think the circle of friends I had were not friends but more of acquaintances, and one by one they hurt me or just seemed to disappear from my life. I've became comfortable being on my own,well kind of, I say...
    myselfxox myselfxox 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 22, 2009

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    I agree with the group but I only joined because this is the longest group title I've ever seen. Sorry but I'm not sorry.
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    Because of my social anxiety, I have become jaded and cynical. I tell myself I don't need to be popular, I don't need to have lots or friends, I don't need to be the life of the...
    GrimCreeper0150 GrimCreeper0150 22-25, M 3 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    I've been reading some stories of those who suffer from fibro and have become so despondent from so much pain for so long, & have become so depressed from the effects of fibro on...
    xxTayaLionessxx xxTayaLionessxx 41-45, F Dec 29, 2014

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    Some of us hold on to things of the past. Some of us are bothered by things in the present. Some advices goes to the extent of not paying mind to things so it has no meaning...
    stephenrko stephenrko 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 17

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    I guess I have had NF since I was born. Not sure when the fibromas first appeared. Doctors were stumped and we were just left in limbo. I we were not to concerned, well mom worried...
    Scott1954 Scott1954 56-60, M 2 Responses Jan 12

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    The more comments I read on facebook and other social sites concerning events on race, sexual orientation, sexism and civil rights the more i hate people and the world. Sites like...
    eggman667 eggman667 26-30, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    so here I sit cold as duck on new years eve I broke her mind body and soul with my wicked thoughts and horrific actions she drove away broken hearted I dont have the answers for...
    itsjustme3684 itsjustme3684 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 31, 2014

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    My New Years Resolution for 2015 is to start living More for God. Since in this last year, I have become a little distant from him, and I want that to change. So from now on, I...
    Vader222 Vader222 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 1

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    I'm not even sure what life would would be like if these thoughts stopped. Or the voices didn't come. Who would I be and how would I live? These thoughts have become a part of me...
    jackjack600 jackjack600 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 2

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    I have become one of those people who is made overjoyed by animal pictures and chocolate. When and how did I get here?
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 6

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    **** me. Another sleepless night. It wouldn't be so bad except that people come to me with their own bullshit when I have my own problems. "Can you give me a ride to work?" Yes...
    WearOutKyd WearOutKyd 26-30, M 2 Responses Jan 8

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    I did something really stupid today. Something I can't take back. Makes wonder now the type of person that I have become.
    silencio1 silencio1 26-30, F 8 Responses Jan 11

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    I happened upon this site by accident. Actually, I don't believe in accidents. I'm usually so turned off from these forums due to trolls. However, I've been pleasantly...
    mostdaysaregood mostdaysaregood 46-50, F 1 Response Jan 13

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    And I think everyone hates me now. I can see it in their eyes, in the way they shift their feet away from me. And I can see it in their faces, forever tense and serious when...
    madelinefish madelinefish 16-17, F Jan 15

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    It's taken 30 years but I finally am able to pinpoint a major cause of tension between my my mother and myself. I always thought other mothers behaved similarly, so I dismissed a...
    oldestdtr oldestdtr 26-30, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    My dad was very abusive of my mother... and he beat her in front of me when I was very young and yelled at me when I cried. So when I was 7 years old, he abused me too until I was...
    tristful tristful 18-21, F 2 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    I will become a Bat... xD In all seriousness, I will prove that my Grandma was right to have faith I'd make it as an actor. That might not be something people generally define as...
    Jamin91 Jamin91 22-25, M 6 hrs ago

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    I feel as if my mum hates me. She always attacks me for being just like my father and brings me down because of it. I am currently having relationship problems and I feel as if...
    SecretAbby SecretAbby 18-21, F 2 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    I have my next MRI this coming week to make sure the inter-ventricular neurocytoma in my left lateral ventricle is not growing. We haven't done a biopsy due to the complications it...
    llventricle123 llventricle123 22-25, F 7 hrs ago

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    I am tired. I grew up in a disfunctional middle class family. My mother is manic depressive bipolar, and my dad dealt with his problems by working and drinking. I never understood...
    EnglishBrand EnglishBrand 22-25, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    Well, actually, I just wanted to let everyone know I returned from vacation. I have been to another country... more than one... most recently, Japan, Barbados, UK (near London...
    Taurusedi Taurusedi 31-35, M 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I had one a couple nights ago, and what started out as a bad dream about running into an ex and having a shouting match, fighting with one another into the two of us having the...
    lavendersea lavendersea 41-45, F 24 mins ago

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    True enough. I don't really socialise. I rarely drink so pubs and clubs are off the radar. My interests are fairly isolated things so I'm not one for chat rooms or meetings. Work...
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M 12 hrs ago

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    For the past few years, helping others became my only reason for living. But my speech patterns have been awful, selfish. Whenever speaking, the subject of at least one sentence of...
    ResidentGoddessAstraea ResidentGoddessAstraea 18-21 9 hrs ago

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    I'm in the legal department; I have a Paralegal certificate but this isn't what I want in my life. I've been to multiple offices, worked different positions, and worked in...
    bahamam4m4 bahamam4m4 22-25, F 6 hrs ago

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    Even on this site people talked Recluse . I was typing the letter J and jacking off came up you people are weird I'm out of here Lol that happened but I'm still...
    Rcity5 Rcity5 26-30, M Dec 31, 2014

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    Ever since I was a young child I have battled social anxiety disorder. Social situations always made me anxious and at times panicky. When I was a teen I came to realize that I was...
    tormentedinternally tormentedinternally 26-30, M 2 Responses Jan 12

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    As giant antagonist to all games comming from Japan and someone who dislikes visual novels in all shapes and forms (even 999) this may come as a surprise since I've played through...
    Moltencorgi2 Moltencorgi2 22-25, F 14 hrs ago

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    experiencing that heartbreak every day has become part of my routine, yet I can't pull myself away
    djps djps 18-21, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    Limitations live only in our minds.A But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless. - Jamie Paolinetti
    Mawtomaw Mawtomaw 22-25, F 27 mins ago

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